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the Loreto Senior Choir

The Senior Choir from Loreto College Coleraine embark on a four-day trip to the Czech Republic to take part in a Youth Music Festival in Prague at the end of the Easter holidays.

The choir, comprising 39 girls from Years 11-14, will spend two days at the Young Prague 2008 festival, including a concert performance at the National House Vinohrady.  Over the course of the festival, the students, led by Choirmaster Mr Howard Gillespie, will benefit from performances by a range of other choirs from throughout Europe, as well as having the chance to listen to some accomplished youth orchestras, folk ensembles and other instrumental groups.  A highlight of the trip will be a common rehearsal of all participants for a massed performance on the final day of the festival, which will culminate in a parade of all the young musicians taking part through the streets of Prague.

While in the Czech Republic, the Loreto College party will also find time for some sightseeing and other cultural activities.  College Principal, Mr Brian Lenehan, commented that it was hoped that the trip would help the students to place their own musical learning into the context of the wonderful achievements in youth music throughout Europe.